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Peptic oesophageal stricture: an age-related problem?
  1. N. Gainsborough,
  2. P. Powell-Jackson
  1. Clinical Age Research Unit, King's College Hospital, Camberwell, London, UK.


    A one year retrospective study of 76 patients with peptic oesophageal stricture was performed. Analysis of results showed a significant age-related risk of developing peptic oesophageal stricture. Possible age-related risk factors are discussed. Pitfalls in diagnosis and management are highlighted and the role of H2 receptor antagonists, antacids and omeprazole are discussed.

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